A. William Mackie Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8330

Email: amackie@wlu.edu

Office: 450 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Cyber Security Seminar
National Security Law and Practice


BA, Washington and Lee University

JD, Duke University


Will Mackie is a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice National Security Division, Counterintelligence Section. A graduate of Washington and Lee University and the Duke University School of Law, he teaches National Security Law and Practice and the Cyber Security Seminar at W&L Law as a member of the adjunct faculty.

At the Department of Justice, Mackie is responsible for managing prosecutions of espionage, export control law, smuggling, wire fraud, international money laundering, classified information, economic espionage, theft of trade secret, and other cyber related national security related violations. He has managed international legal assistance matters, including extraditions, and cooperative international prosecutions, and participated in numerous DOJ/State Department foreign-official legal training programs. He has been an instructor for multiple FBI, FLETC, and NAC programs and courses, and is an NAC Basic and Advanced Trial Practice Advocacy Instructor.

Mackie worked previously as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Tennessee and in the Middle District of Florida, and as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Enforcement Section of the DOJ Tax Division. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Prior to government service, Mackie was in private practice with firms in Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC. He is a licensed member of the Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina State Bars.